Quentin Tarantino has hinted that the next film which he directs will be a spaghetti Western.
It is, perhaps, an unusual format for this non-conventional director, but it seems that Tarantino is still gravitating towards making a Western as his next film.
The Pulp Fiction director has hinted that he would like to do something within this genre for some time. Back in 2007, Tarantino stated that he wanted “to do movies that deal with America’s horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies,” in an interview with the Telegraph.
Last year, Tarantino confirmed his desire to focus on slavery, speaking about the possibility of making a biopic of the abolitionist, John Brown. Now it seems that this year’s post-Oscar parties have given the director another opportunity to speak about his future plans, confirming that the script for a Western was already well under way.
Having already dabbled with a wide variety of genres for films such as Jackie Brown and Kill Bill, it will come as no surprise to many of his fans that Tarantino is keen to try something a little different.
However, whilst Inglorious Basterds might have been ten years in the making, it looks like we might not have to wait quite so long for Tarantino’s next cinematic offering, as he also stated that the final script would be finished in just a couple of months.
He is also reported to have stated that he will once again be working with actor Christoph Waltz for the project. The pair teamed up back in 2009 for the last film to be both written and directed by Tarantino, Inglorious Basterds. Waltz is currently set to appear alongside Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in the upcoming drama, Water for Elephants.
While Tarantino’s latest project certainly seems to be taking shape, it is yet to get an official title. Many have speculated that if it is set in America’s South it should be called A Southern. We’ll keep you posted!